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The Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders

The Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders

Jack S. Damico (Editor), Nicole Müller (Editor), Martin J. Ball (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-34716-4 September 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 666 Pages


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Through contributions from leading experts in the fields of communication science, The Handbook of Speech and Language Disorders presents a comprehensive survey detailing the state of the art in speech, language, and cognitive/intellectual disorders.
  • Provides the first in-depth exploration of the rapidly expanding field of communication disorders
  • Examines the current debates, landmark studies, and central themes in the discipline, including analytical methods and assessment
  • Includes contributions from more than 20 leading scholars to provide an extraordinary breadth of coverage of this growing, multi-disciplinary field
  • Features a “foundations” section that deals with issues of central importance to all research in the field, including social and practical considerations in classification and diversity, genetic syndromes, and principles of assessment and intervention
List of Figures vii

Notes on Contributors viii

Introduction 1
Jack S. Damico, Nicole Müller, and Martin J. Ball

Part I Foundations 9

1 Social and Practical Considerations in Labeling 11
Jack S. Damico, Nicole Müller, and Martin J. Ball

2 Diversity Considerations in Speech and Language Disorders 38
Brian A. Goldstein and Ramonda Horton-Ikard

3 Intervention for Children with Auditory or Visual Sensory Impairments 57
Laura W. Kretschmer and Richard R. Kretschmer

4 Intelligibility Impairments 99
Megan Hodge and Tara Whitehill

5 Genetic Syndromes and Communication Disorders 115
Vesna Stojanovik

6 Principles of Assessment and Intervention 131
Bonnie Brinton and Martin Fujiki

Part II Language Disorders 151

7 Autism Spectrum Disorders: The State of the Art 153
John Muma and Steven Cloud

8 Delayed Language Development in Preschool Children 178
Deborah Weiss and Rhea Paul

9 Specific Language Impairment 210
Sandra L. Gillam and Alan G. Kamhi

10 Pragmatic Impairment 227
Michael R. Perkins

11 Learning Disabilities 247
Robert Reid and Laura Jacobson

12 Reading and Reading Impairments 267
Jack S. Damico and Ryan Nelson

13 Substance Abuse and Childhood Language Disorders 296
Truman E. Coggins and John C. Thorne

14 Aphasia 317
Chris Code

Part III Speech Disorders 337

15 Children with Speech Sound Disorders 339
Sara Howard

16 Dysarthria 362
Hermann Ackermann, Ingo Hertrich, and Wolfram Ziegler

17 Apraxia of Speech 391
Adam Jacks and Donald A. Robin

18 Augmentative and Alternative Communication: An Introduction 410
Kathryn D. R. Drager, Erinn H. Finke, and Elizabeth C. Serpentine

19 Fluency and Fluency Disorders 431
John A. Tetnowski and Kathy Scaler Scott

20 Describing Voice Disorders 455
Richard Morris and Archie Bernard Harmon

21 Orofacial Anomalies 474
Jane Russell

22 Speech Disorders Related to Head and Neck Cancer: Laryngectomy, Glossectomy, and Velopharyngeal and Maxillofacial Deficits 497
Tim Bressmann

Part IV Cognitive and Intellectual Disorders 527

23 ADHD and Communication Disorders 529
Carol Westby and Silvana Watson

24 Communication Deficits Associated with Right Hemisphere Brain Damage 556
Margaret Lehman Blake

25 Traumatic Brain Injury 577
Jennifer Mozeiko, Karen Lé, and Carl Coelho

26 Dementia 600
Nicole Müller

Author Index 626

Subject Index 644